Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Partnership Learning

LSCP & Tri-Borough Learning Programme 2024-2025.

For our full training programme please view the LSCP Events Management System on the button below.

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London Child Protection Procedures Competency Framework

Level / Groups Professional Competency
Level 1 Training – Single Agency / E-Learning / Multi-Agency
Those who have occasional contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers.
  • Understanding what is child abuse and being able to recognise potential signs and indicators of abuse and neglect;
  • Recording and sharing of information regarding concerns;
  • Awareness of the organisation's basic safeguarding children procedures;
  • Awareness of who within the organisation should be contacted regarding any concern about a child's safety or welfare (including who to contact if that person is unavailable);
  • Awareness of who within the organisation should be contacted regarding any concern about a colleague's behaviour towards a child or potential risk that they may present;
  • Awareness of the expected standards of behaviour by staff towards children.
Level 2 Training – Single or Multi-Agency Training

Those in regular or in intensive but irregular contact with children, young people and/or parents/carers.

Those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or parents/ carers.
  • Recording and sharing of information regarding concerns;
  • Using the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (: Own safeguarding roles and responsibilities;
  • Working together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. To identify child focused interventions and measurable outcomes;
  • Understanding the possible impact of parenting difficulties, such as domestic abuse, mental health, substance misuse, learning difficulties on parenting capacity;
  • Recognising the importance of family history and functioning;
  • Working with children and family members, including addressing lack of co-operation and superficial compliance within the context of role.
Level 3 Training – Multi-Agency Specialist Training
Those who have particular specialist child protection responsibilities.
  • Conducting section 47 enquiries, attending Child Protection Conferences and managing Core Groups; roles, responsibilities and collaborative practice;
  • Using professional judgements to make decisions as to whether a child is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm;
  • Working with complexity;
  • Taking emergency action;
  • Communicating with children in line with interviewing vulnerable witness guidance;
  • Promoting effective, professional practice;
  • Supervising child protection cases and advising others.
Level 4 Training – Multi-Agency or Single Training Agency Specific to the Role

Operational managers of services for children, young people and/or parents / carers.

Professional advisers and designated leads for child protection.

  • Supervising child protection cases. Managing performance to promote effective inter-agency practice;
  • Specialist training to undertake key management and/or supervisory roles in, for example, intake/duty teams;
  • Safer Recruitment Training.
Level 5 Training - Multi-Agency or Single Agency Training Specific to the Role

Senior managers responsible for strategic management of services for children, young people and / or parents / carers.

Members of Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships.

Board Level for Chief Executive Officers, Trust and Health Board Executive and non-executive directors/members, commissioning body Directors.

Local Authority Elected Members, Lay Members or Non-Executive Directors.
  • Section 11 expectations, roles and responsibilities;
  • Expectations on members in order to promote effective co-operation that improves effectiveness;
  • Current policy, research and practice developments;
  • Implementation of lessons from Serious Case / Learning and Improvement Reviews. Specialist training to undertake specific roles, for example Independent Chair; Business Manager;
  • Safer Recruitment Training.

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Terms & Conditions

Introduction to the LSCP Training Programme

Welcome to the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) training programme 2022 - 2023.  

This training supplements the single agency training provided by your organisation and aims to provide all professionals who work with Lewisham’s children and young people a variety of skills and knowledge in safeguarding practice to keep those who are vulnerable safe.

LSCP courses provide an opportunity to network, share information and ideas, and learn about the range of services available in Lewisham. Multi-agency training also facilitates a shared understanding and common language within agencies to better safeguard children and young people in the borough. It is crucial that staff are supported to attend single and multi-agency training as well as have a system in place to monitor how the knowledge and skills gained from training are transferred in everyday practice.

Individual agencies and employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and in order to fulfil their safeguarding duties as identified in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

The LSCP may provide additional training to what is listed in response to local or national developments.  We recommend you review the training programme regularly and access the LSCP Safeguarding Briefings via our Events Management System. 

Terms and Conditions

  1. LSCP multi-agency shared expertise training is provided free of charge to those working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.
  2. Safeguarding Children Level 3 - Designated Safeguarding Leads course is charged at a non-refundable £60 per person fee to cover the costs of the trainer commissioned.  This training should be repeated every 2 years.
  3. A £75 charge will be applied for the following reasons:-
    a. Delegates must provide written cancellation notice of at least 5 working days’(7 calendar days)  notice at safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk.
    b. Non-attendance at a course for any reason.
    c. Please arrive on time and be prepared to stay for the whole session otherwise a charge may be applied. If you are significantly late, it is at the Trainer’s discretion if you permitted onto the course.
    d. A delegate may substitute their place to another colleague, the replacement delegate must complete an application form and notification made to the LSCP Event Management System within 48 hours prior to the course taking place.
  4. Applications after the booking closing date may be considered if places remain available. Applicants should telephone 020 8314 3396 to check if a place is available.
  5. Queries can be made by email on safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk or by telephone 020 8314 3396 
  6. All delegates are required to commit to completing the 3 stages of Evaluation to inform future commissioning arrangements and to measure the impact training has had in your practice when working with children and their family.

    Stage 1 - Pre-Evaluation (48 hours before the course) to inform the trainers of your level of knowledge on the subject to assist with the delivery of the training.
    Stage 2 - Post Evaluation (immediate after the course) to evaluate the impact on learning for your knowledge to embed into practice
    Stage 3 - Learning into Practice (3 months after the course) to evaluate the impact the learning has had on your practice when working with children and their family.


In the current programme, all learning will be provided via Webinars. We will reconsider classroom learning to commence April 2023 depending on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Event Management System User Guide

How to register for an account +

Go here: https://www.safeguardinglewisham.org.uk/events then click the Register button (top right on the page)

 Events page  Register button

Before you register please go to your email and add: safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk to your Safe Senders List or your Email Contacts to ensure you receive the needed correspondence for your account and training.

You need to add your work email address, add a password (8 characters in length with at least one capital letter and a symbol), Add your First name and last name and choose your Agency from the dropdown choices (if your agency is not in the list contact safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk to advise you), then click the Register button. 

User registration

You will receive a welcome email from safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk, you can now start booking onto training courses.

How to access your account and update your information +

Once you have Registered you can then Login to your account to see your training account, complete your evaluation form/s and download your training certificates once you have completed a training event. 

How to book onto training +

Login to your account then click on Book now next to any training you wish to book onto.

How to cancel a training date +

  • Login to the Events page
  • Go to My Account (top right of page)
  • Click Manage Booking link under the Event you want to cancel
  • Then scroll to the bottom of the page give a reason for the cancellation then click the Cancel Booking button

How to substitute your place to a colleague +

Contact the Training admin safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk with this request.

How to access a Pre-Event Evaluation, Post-Event Evaluation and obtain your Certificate +

Login to your account > Click My Account (top right on the page). Any events that require you to complete a pre or post event evaluation will have a link directing you to the evaluation form to complete.

Any courses you have completed will give you an option to download your certificate.

*Please ensure you are familiar with our Terms & Conditions before booking onto training

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It is essential that everyone working with children, young people and families completes the Safeguarding Level 1 course before undertaking any LSCB training advertised in our programme. It is recommended that you repeat this course every three years. This training package will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes. 

You should be familiar with your safeguarding children responsibilities and local policies. This can be obtained through your designated safeguarding lead, training provided by your organisation, previous LSCP training or online sources. The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership is a multi-agency partnership of agencies, organisations and professional groups responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including protecting them from abuse and neglect.

The MeLearning training has not been renewed.  We are aiming to have alternative Safeguarding Children Level 1 and Level 2 available as soon as possible.

Course information found in this Section

  1. Prevent Awareness, Home Office E-Learning
  2. Prevent Referrals
  3. Channel General Awareness on Prevent
  4. Home Office Female Genital Mutilation Resource Pack & Learning 
  5. HM Government Forced Marriage Awareness Resources & Learning
  6. Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse Level 1 - AVA Project
  7. Complicated Matters: Domestic and Sexual Violence, Problematic Substance Misuse and Mental Ill Health - AVA Project
  8. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance
  9. Home Office’s First Responder training on child trafficking and modern slavery.
  10. “Welcoming unaccompanied minors”, by Apprentis D'Auteuil

    1. Prevent Awareness

    Duration 45 minutes.

    The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. This includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies.  

    2. Prevent Referrals

    The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people. 

    The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support.  

    3. Channel General Awareness of Prevent 

    Duration 25 minutes:

    This module provides information on Channel and what your duties and responsibilities are in the process.

    This module will:-

    • Explain how Channel links to the governments counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST).
    • Describe the Channel process and it’s purpose.
    • Help you to identify factors that can make people vulnerable to radicalisation.
    • Define safeguarding and risk ownership of the Channel process.

    4. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision

    Duration 1 hour.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understanding what FGM is and distinguish the four types of FGM.
    • Identify key health risks and consequences of FGM.
    • State the legal position in the UK regarding FGM.
    • Understand how and when FGM is carried out.
    • Identify who is at risk of FGM and describe the key indicators.
    • List some of the common justifications for FGM.
    • Be aware of your role in preventing FGM and supporting those who have undergone FGM.

    5. Awareness of Forced Marriage

    Learning outcomes:

    • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage.
    • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim.
    • Cooperate effectively with other agencies.

    6. Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 1 and Level 2 AVA Project

    7. Complicated Matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill health. AVA Project

    8. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

    As part of the Anti-Bullying Alliance All Together programme they have developed a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children.

    Training modules include: 

    • What is bullying? 
    • Bullying and the Law 
    • Bullying and SEN/disability 
    • 10 principles to reduce bullying
    • Preventing bullying
    • Responding to bullying
    • Cyberbullying

    Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace. This ABA online course is CPD approved which means it is certified as counting towards your continuing professional development.

    9. Home Office’s First Responder training on child trafficking and modern slavery.

    Responding to child victims of modern slavery presents unique challenges for practitioners working on the frontline. This child-specific programme seeks to build on what you already know as a First Responder and/or safeguarding partner. The programme covers child-specific indicators of modern slavery, while also taking a closer look at forms of exploitation that are particularly prevalent. The programme guides the learner through the safeguarding and NRM referral processes, exploring best practice and the specific knowledge required to respond to child cases of modern slavery.

    To complete the course click here.

    10. “Welcoming unaccompanied minors”, by Apprentis D'Auteuil

    Created by social work practitioners and academics across Europe, this interactive course gives really clear guidance on working with unaccompanied young people, as well as helping practitioners understand their experience. Due to the close link between unaccompanied young people and victims of trafficking, If you would like to access this training you can register for this course at this link here

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